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Traditional Roofing Magazine #8 -- Fall/ Winter 2010/2011

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Buying and Maintaining a Home with a Slate Roof

A Guide to Inspections, Contractors and Repairs for Homeowners and Property Managers by David Robinson - 2007, ISBN: 143824620X; EAN-13: 978-1438246208

Traditional Roofing Magazine Issue #8: Buying and Maintaining a Home with a Slate Roof

Perhaps the most recent book about slate roofing to be published in the United States, David Robinson’s new 6 inch by 9 inch paperback handbook for property owners and managers includes 95 pages of information, along with a selection of black and white photos and drawings. [Editor's Note: The most recent book is now The Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition, published in July, 2016]. Contents include:

1) Background
2) Quarrying
3) Buying a Home with a Slate Roof
4) Looking for Trouble
5) Two Important Roof Components
6) Repairs
7) Slate and Flashing Repairs
8) When to Replace?
Appendices, including: an Inspection Checklist, Glossary, List of Books and Periodicals, Internet Resources, “Where to Find Specifications," History, Quarriers and Brokers

Excerpt: “So you spot your dream home and it is for sale. Whether it is an old farmhouse in the country, or a painted lady situated in a quiet neighborhood, it looks like a great old house, but the roof is slate and you have heard that slate roofs last forever. Are you about to buy a house with a slate roof that is going to last a hundred years or five years?”

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